Taiwan PolySilicon, a turnkey customer of centrotherm SiTec, has successfully passed its initial production phase and started up its 5000tn manufacturing facility. The factory, which can be upgraded to 8000tn, is said to be the largest single poly production site in Taiwan. TPSI plans to increase its manufacturing capacity to as much as 12,000tn in the coming years.
For this project, centrotherm SiTec provided the development, technology, and equipment know-how. The German company was responsible for all of the factory planning, and provided the basic engineering, process expertise, and reactors and converters required.
A vent gas recovery system developed by centrotherm SiTec was also deployed, which faciliates better exploitation of process gases, thereby significantly cutting both manufacturing costs and energy requirements as well as eliminating harmful effluents.
“The silicon area is a complex process, and it is positioned at the outset of the photovoltaic value-creation chain. Start-up investments are always high,” explained Albrecht Mozer, CEO of centrotherm SiTec. “This is the reason why customers place even greater emphasis on high-performance and reliable technologies that keep costs and risks low. We are proud of the confidence that our customers invest in us in this area, and we wish to continue to cultivate this confidence on a daily basis.”